The Headphone Thread! Share Your Gear and Impressions, Etc.

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pattyt21

Junior Audioholic
Congrats on your setup- it’s very nice! As far as headphone imaging goes, it usually is “between the ears”, not out front. There supposedly are some models that can image more like speakers, but I have not heard them and satisfied with the difference. The big advantage of headphones over speakers is the obvious detail - your hearing the difference between Bluetooth and USB is just one example.
Thanks john! Though my main system is in my eyes very nice, this allows me to further dip my toes into hi-fi, and used the excuse "I need a comfortable set of headphones to watch tv." for a driving force : )
My audio tastes have been changing, as in my opinion new music has lost its way, over the past few years I've been going backwards. Just listened to Fleetwood mac for the first time yesterday, and recognized a few of their songs, I will be on the hunt for a AAA album, just one of the many discoveries yet to come!

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MR.MAGOO

MR.MAGOO

Audioholic General
Fairly new to headphones, not a expert by any means, but have been drooling over these Klipsch HP-3 ever since I first saw them. Previously used JBL bluetooth T450BT on ears, headband clamping wss say too tight, stretching them out on my sofa arm rest for a weekend only yielded temporary results. I considered a good set ($400-500) bt headphones, but didn't like all the N/C closed back designs, and believetheres no substitute for sound quality than plug ins. I wear them listening to casual music, or watching tv on my tablet, as the fiance sits next to me on the couch concentrating on her game on her phone. She gets distracted easily, so firing up the big system doesn't work late at night when unwinding. But also wanted open back so if the fiance asks a question, I can hear her. Found these cans used for 30% less than new, only 2hrs play time on them. Got them and the matching amp the next day. I have my tablet plugged in via USB C to B for hi-res streaming, and a Harmon Kardon BT input for the line input for watching tv or YouTube. It literally sounds like listening to a pair of speakers as in she can just talk normally and I dont hear a difference with them on or off my head. Also living in a 780sqft apartment, and not having $6k, the klipsch la scala's were not a option. I was surprised at the level of detail this setup produces, also the low end is very satisfying. With this setup I can hear the difference between bluetooth and USB. Listening to Mariah Carey, all I want for Christmas is you (dont judge me lol) off to the right there are sleigh bells, though audible with the blue tooth connection, through the USB connection, you can hear the metal, the brass of those round globe sleigh bells. Very impressive. This is not a cheap setup by any means, but believe buy the best you can, and take care of it, and it will last a lifetime. (The fiance is not into this when she sees the price tags hahaha)
My only gripe would be imaging, it sounds odd, but every detail is heard, but they are not played out in front of you. I imagine this is likely just a headphone thing? Either way, it will keep the peace in the apartment and with the neighbors. Not sure this is the right spot to post this, but just wanted to share my new setup!


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Nice setup! Your headphone hanger is a bit nicer than mine.
 

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pattyt21

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Nice setup! Your headphone hanger is a bit nicer than mine.
Thanks! It came with the headphones. They come in a very elaborate wood case, and the stand is disassembled in a lower drawer with the 2 lengths of cables. They'd probably make $ if they were available separate.

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